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JSmith
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posted 01 December 2000 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JSmith   Click Here to Email JSmith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a question regarding drawing control. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I have been recently asked to compile a master list of our released engineering drawings. Right now we have about 25 different programs and probably over 200 released drawings (these include assemblies and components). I was wondering if it would be sufficient to state in our procedures that we refer to the bill of materials as our master list for engineering drawings? My reasoning behind this is: instead of listing those 200 drawings, I could list each bill of material and its revision level. Please let me know what you think.
Thanks in advance.

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Al Dyer
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posted 01 December 2000 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Al Dyer   Click Here to Email Al Dyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A master list is not required, but if not in place a strong procedure noting how you ensure that only the current revision level of the drawing is available needs to be in place.

Just my opinion, but with the software avaiable today, a master list is easy to keep up and is an easy reference to use during internal and external audits.

"Access" is an easy program to use for this and, if you like, I could email you a sample document control database.

ASD...

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JSmith
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posted 04 December 2000 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JSmith   Click Here to Email JSmith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would really appreciate that. I'm going to take you advice.
Thanks again,
JSmith
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Dawn
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posted 04 December 2000 10:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dawn   Click Here to Email Dawn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Al,
What would it cost me to get a copy of that Access program?

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Rick Goodson
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posted 06 December 2000 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Goodson   Click Here to Email Rick Goodson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
During a recent assessment audit we made a very good case that the actual file directory in word is the 'master list' for the documents. Revisions level - the file date. No additonal list was required. Note however that this is a paperless system with any printed document controlled only for the day it was printed.

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posted 07 December 2000 11:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marc Smith   Click Here to Email Marc Smith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
> During a recent assessment audit we made a very good case that the actual file
> directory in word is the 'master list' for the documents. Revisions level -
> the file date.

I have done the same with several clients. This is KISS

The only thing that I have seen screw this up is using the file date as the revision date. This due to the way Word can cause this date to increment when a file is opened yet not changed. I also prefer 'hard coded' revision dates within each document. I am also not a proponent of using auto-enter field for the revision date within the document.

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Al Dyer
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posted 07 December 2000 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Al Dyer   Click Here to Email Al Dyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dawn,

I just sent you a copy, no cost, just your continued contribution to the site.

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